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The Ship’s Company of Portsmouth-based HMS Lancaster have been thanked by police for helping detect three cannabis plantations resulting in the seizure of 204 plants.
HMS Lancaster is on patrol in the North Atlantic & Caribbean and was visiting the island of Anguilla when the drugs bust took place.
At the request of the Royal Anguilla Police Force (RAPF), Lancaster’s Lynx helicopter took to the air with two island detectives onboard to scour the island for cannabis plantations. They identified, photographed and recorded three potential sites.
As soon as the helicopter touched down, a team of policemen from the RAPF raided the locations and, despite making no arrests, seized 204 cannabis plants.